NSAIDs may bring on symptoms.
NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium can cause inflammation and worsen bleeding in the small intestine. People with UC should consult with their gastroenterologist before taking NSAIDs, even those available at drug stores. There is new evidence to suggest that the risk may not be as significant as once thought, but many gastroenterologists still recommend that their patients with IBD not use these drugs.
Talk to your doctor about
the risks of using ibuprofen. Most people with UC avoid it.
Personally, I found it worked better than acetaminophen, but this was years ago. As I grew older and my symptoms worsened my mom discovered that I shouldn't be taking ibuprofen and I haven't had any since. I don't think it's worth it for me. Although let me be clear my symptoms did not worsen to to ibuprofen and taking acetaminophen did not make them better, just lessened the pain.
Diagnosed with UC in August 2005.
Suffered for my whole life before being diagnosed.
Told to "Eat more fibre."
6mg x 1/day
Salofalk 1500mg x 4/day
Entocort increased to:
9mg x 3/day as of 2.14.08